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09
Jun

Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in B.C.’s Public Institutions

This report, prepared by Queenswood Consulting Group for the Government of British Columbia, was developed to support the government’s objective to increase the use of B.C. foods, improve the patient food experience in health care, and efforts to increase access to traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in public institutions. Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in...
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08
Jun

Webinar Recap – The Three sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

Please note: a recording of this webinar is not available. The following provides a recap of what was shared. In this webinar, hosted in collaboration with our partners at the Public Health Association of BC, Elder Lix Lopez explained the ways of growing squash, beans, and corn, along with his story of coming to Vancouver,...
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Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB
01
Jun

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

Photo: Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We’d like to start this month by sharing some inspiring stories of school communities who are embracing Indigenous food ways, as well as some resources...
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18
May

Seeking Indigenous Lead: Local Food to School

Location: Open to any location in Canada/Indigenous Territories (or Nations) Job Terms: 28-35 hours / week; 1-year contract from July 1 2021 – June 31, 2022 (with potential to extend) Salary: $50,000-55,000 Application Deadline: Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 5pm PST Position Summary: Indigenous Nations, communities and their schools, as well as communities and schools that...
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12
Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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10
Dec

Cultivating Change: Antiracist principles in school food & Indigenous-led school food programs

From November 12-18th, Food Secure Canada’s online gathering, Cultivating Change, presented a rich program of events that looked at the intersections between food systems, anti-racism, decolonization and environmental justice movements.  As part of the event the Coalition for Healthy School Food hosted two important conversations: one on showcasing Indigenous-led school food programs, and one on...
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16
Nov

Achieving A Racially Just Food System

The U.S. National Farm to School Network (NFSN) has issued a call to action: by 2025, 100% of communities will hold power in a racially just food system. We can all learn from some of the ways NFSN has shared they are working toward this — by looking at how they’re advocating for values-based policies,...
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06
Jul

Agnes L Mathers’ Greenhouse Grows!

Agnes L Mathers Elementary School, Sandspit, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2)       Agnes L Mathers Elementary School is in Sandspit British Columbia on Moresby Island, and is part of the archipelago called Haida Gwaii situated off the west coast of British Columbia. Our small student population enables students and teachers to spend lots of...
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News Story
03
Jul

A Dozen Local Food Heroes on What a Pandemic Teaches

Photo: British Columbians have responded with enthusiasm for local food during the public health crisis. Can we build on what we’ve learned, and make it stick? Photo: Jamil Rhajiak, UBC Farm. We asked: What has COVID-19 shown you about making our food system better? If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught all of us,...
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Loughborough Public School: Climate Action and Reconciliation through Food Literacy
22
Jun

Loughborough Public School: Climate Action and Reconciliation through Food Literacy

Photos: At Loughborough Public School near Kingston, Ontario – a Legacy School identified by the Downie Wenjak Foundation for their work towards Truth and Reconciliation – students are learning how to grow and prepare their own food, while connecting with the land and their community. Through experiential learning, students are immersed in projects that bring...
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# **What does a Community of Practice do? Heard of a Knowledge Keeper? Can you define Food sovereignty? ****If any of these terms is ambiguous to you, find definitions to these (and MANY more) in our brand new Glossary of Terms, available in English and French! **It has been developed for any audience – to serve as a reference for those who are new to our work, as well as for those who are experienced in this area. We have tried to use plain language as much as possible.**Please get in touch if you have any suggestions for these definitions or any new terms to add to the list!****⬇️ Find it in our site's footer.**EN: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/glossary/FR: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/fr/glossaire-des-termes-utilises-par-de-la-ferme-a-la-cafeteria-canada/#farm2school #glossary #schoolfood #foodjustice #foodsovereignty #knowledgekeepers #communityofpractice ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Resources! Resources! Resources!****Farm to School Month is around the corner! **Are you ready to bring more healthy, local and sustainable food into the minds and on the plates of your students this year?If you are, do we have the resources for you! **Check out our...****Resource Centre** (stories, videos, how to's): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/f2s-resource-centre/**Featured Resources** (reports, guides, evaluation, step-by-steps): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/.../featured-resources/**Canada Digs In! Report 2020** (stories, resources and impacts): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/f2scdi-report-2020/#farm2school #growing #cooking #eating #saladbar #healthyeating #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Strengthening Community Connections Through the Farm to School Project ****Farm to school is a community endeavour in this Quebec school! **The entire community is involved in projects such as culinary workshops, visits to neighbouring farms, fundraising activities and garden maintenance.**Read more about how the school's food program contributes to its community!**bit.ly/2Xnk9avÉquiterre #farm2school #saladbar #schoolfood #localfood #handsonlearning #communityconnectedness ... See MoreSee Less
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